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Chris Matthews Takes On Republican Lies About Obama's Trip To India

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It's a pretty sorry state of affairs when the leaders of a political party are coming off historic victories in the General Election, but they choose not to focus on how to improve our economy, but rather to make up lies about President Obama's trip to India.

Chris Matthews is mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. Matthews was fired up on his show last night about the outright Republican lies regarding President Obama's trip to India.  Of course Republicans are accusing Matthews of race-baiting and throwing ethnicity into the equation. 

Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Michele Bachmann and company are "reporting" that this trip is costing us taxpayers some $200 Million per day. Not only is this hogwash, but it's mathematically impossible for a President's trip to cost more than the daily cost of fighting a war.

Think about it for a second. The Afghanistan War will cost taxpayers $5.7 billion per month. Do the math and that equates to $183 million per day. When you consider there are 94,000 U.S. soliders currently in Afghanistan, plus the equipment and other resources necessary to fighting a war of this size it's a no-brainer that there is no way President Obama's trip can cost anywhere close to $200 million per day.

What we have here is a case of kicking someone when they're down. It's beyond dishonest and it's classless. Chris Matthews is being ripped for throwing race into the equation, but you have to wonder if Rush Limbaugh and his accolytes really feel that Obama is worthy of traveling overseas. Furthermore, Republicans are clouding the issue and deflecting attention for their outright lies regarding Obama's India Trip and drawing the attention towards Chris Matthews - who is well within his rights to defend our President who is worthy of going anywhere he damn well pleases to improve our nation.

It's no secret that many Americans made the choice of never giving President Obama a chance, not because of the content of his character, but the color of skin.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com